Data Security describes all the processes involved in keeping accounts, databases, and files connected to a network safe by adopting a group of controls, applications, and techniques that identify the relative importance of various datasets, their sensitivity, regulatory compliance requirements then applying appropriate protections to secure those resources.
Data security also refers to the method of protecting data from unauthorized access and data corruption throughout its lifecycle. It’s both the practice and therefore the technology of protecting valuable and sensitive company and customer data. It includes encoding, hashing and tokenization, and key management practices that protect data across all applications and platforms.
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